Man arrested after cutting catalytic converter off car in Millbrae

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MILLBRAE Calif. (BCN) — A 25-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of cutting a catalytic converter off a vehicle that belonged to someone else.

The arrest came after a traffic stop in the 400 block of El Camino Real in Millbrae for a vehicle code violation conducted at 6:36 p.m. by deputies of the Millbrae Police Bureau of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies determined the driver — Jorge Omar Floresmeza — was driving on a suspended license. A search of his vehicle found burglary tools and a catalytic converter believed to have been removed from a Toyota Prius. 

Deputies arrested Floresmeza on suspicion of numerous offenses, including two felonies (grand theft and committing a felony while out on bail) and three misdemeanors (driving on a suspended license, possession of burglary tools and tampering with a vehicle).

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